Intention, Common Ground and the Egocentric Speaker-Hearer

Intention, Common Ground and the Egocentric Speaker-Hearer

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This book presents current research that discusses some of the major issues in pragmatics from new perspectives, and directs attention to aspects of fundamental tenets that have been investigated only to a limited extent. Current pragmatic theories emphasize the importance of intention, cooperation, common ground, mutual knowledge, and relevance in executing communicative acts. However, recent research in cognitive psychology, linguistic pragmatics, and intercultural communication has raised questions that warrant some revision of these major tenets. These developments are addressed in the papers of the volume written by prominent scholars representing several disciplines.Note that the pragmatic relationship set up in (3) can also be established by means of a causal connective that makes ... most classifications were mere lists that could be extended endlessly (Martin 1992, Mann and Thompson 1988, inter alia).

Title:Intention, Common Ground and the Egocentric Speaker-Hearer
Author: Istvan Kecskes, Jacob Mey
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2008-11-03

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